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Department of Post launches postage stamp on Covaxin

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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually launched a postage stamp on the indigenously developed vaccine Covaxin to mark one year of the inoculation drive. Mr. Mandaviya said the stamp signifies the remarkable work done by the country's frontline, healthcare workers, and the scientific community in protecting people against the pandemic.

  • The stamp consists of the ICMR’s logo and a picture of a woman getting jabbed by a healthcare worker. It also has a vial of the Covaxin, where its scientific name has been written. (BBV152)
  • The drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021, with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase.
  • Covaxin is an inactivated vaccine developed indigenously jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

 What are Commemorative Stamps 

Commemorative stamps are issued to commemorate important events, prominent personalities in various fields, aspects of nature, beautiful or rare flora and fauna, environmental issues, agricultural activities, national/international issues, games etc.

  • These stamps are only available at Philatelic Bureau and counters or under the Philatelic Deposit Account Scheme. 
  • They are printed in limited quantities.

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